Engaged in Serving
Supporting and Strengthening our Community
Christian Faith like other faith demands that we as the Church are fully engaged with our world and it’s people. For centuries the church has led in a multitude of ways. In the 14th Century, The Priory – just outside Dudley town centre – once had a thriving community of monks who served the community of ancient Dudley in very practical ways. Nothing changes we (the church) want to love, care and support both the people and the places where they live. Here are some of the ways we do just that.
Caring, listening, helping
Address: 24 Sandhurst Avenue, Stourbridge, DY9 0XL
Street Pastors was pioneered in London in 2003 by Les Isaac. Since then we have trained over 12,000 street and prayer pastors, who have played an active part in strengthening community life and working for safer streets. Currently, more than 300 towns and cities around the UK have a Street Pastors team. The Stourbridge Team come from various local churches, all ages and all backgrounds. They patrol the streets of Stourbridge on Saturday evenings, and during summer the local parks. We aim to aid, assist, care, listen and help in any way we can.
Inspire, Equip, Tranform
Address: Owen House, Little Cornbow, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 3AJ
Telephone: 0121 585 9419
Phase Trust has been working with young people in and around Halesowen since 1999. The project arose in response to the needs of young people, especially those struggling at school or home, and still today, has the needs of young people at its core. Phase Trust works across Dudley Borough and beyond to provide formal and informal programmes or support that encourage young people to maximise learning opportunities and reach their full potential as citizens.
Black Country Food Bank
Feeding local people in crisis
Address: 1 Albion St, Brierley Hill DY5 3EE
Phone: 01384 671250
Black Country Foodbank started in June 2006 and helps vulnerable individuals and families in crisis through the provision of 3 days emergency food supplies while a longer-term solution is developed. The services we provide have an enormous impact on the people who use them, giving them an important breathing space at a time of great need.
Caring and supporting children, young people and families.
Barratts Coppice Farmhouse, Bridgenorth Rd, Stourton, Stourbridge, DY7 6QY
Telephone: 01384 872817
Living Springs provide care, support and hope to vulnerable children and families through a range of services. These include; A Residential Family Centre where following a variety of regulatory assessment processes they work with families from all different backgrounds, many of whom are single parents, we assist parents to improve their skills in caring for their children and babies. They offered supported housing for the most vulnerable mothers and babies whilst support and training is given to enable independent living.
Releasing, empowering and equipping people through the creative arts
Address: 61 The Broadway, Dudley DY1 3EB
Phone: 01384 454800
Saltmine Trust is a theatre company, inspired by the life and teaching of Jesus. They describe what we do as Faith Motivated Arts, because faith inspires them care for and value every human being. A dedicated team of actors, directors, writers, technicians, office, design and media staff,passionately believe in the power of story. They create and retell stories, with a commitment to making a difference. Delivering high quality creative performances and interactive workshops,aiming to impact people and transform society. Their work is incredibly diverse, from educating on social issues to innovative exploration of Biblical narrative. They work with partner organisations to communicate their stories and educate on critical matters.